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Apple’s new category on the App Store should scare McDonald’s and Starbucks, Microsoft is running scared from Apple’s vision of the future, and Samsung’s trying to scare off jurors. The remainders for Friday, July 13, 2012 are scared straight.

Apple Launches New ‘Food & Drink’ Category on App Store (MacRumors)

Apple has unveiled a new Food & Drink category on the App Store, so you know what this means: APPLE IS GOING TO START SELLING FOOD AND DRINKS.

Microsoft: Apple has it wrong, it’s a PC+ era (The Verge)

Microsoft COO Kevin Turner earlier this week challenged Apple’s assertion that we’re in a post-PC era, arguing that Windows 8 is “the new era for the PC plus.” By which he means the Windows 8 Home Edition with PC Plus Millennium (64-bit).

WWDC Videos 2004-2008 (Ole Begemann)

Apple has recently posted almost all of its WWDC videos from 2004 through 2008. Developers, you can now learn about Apple technology dating back almost a decade; non-developers, you’ve got a wealth of recordings to help lull you to sleep.

Writing a novel in Scrivener: lessons learned (Charlie’s Diary)

Novelist Charlie Stross examines how he uses the great Mac app Scrivener to write his novels, and what it can and can’t do. Seriously, though, if Scrivener got any better, when you launched it there would just be a big button reading Generate Novel.

Samsung wants to put roughly 700 questions before the jury—Apple: only 49 (FOSS Patents)

Florian Mueller runs down Samsung’s tactics to delay and obfuscate the jury hearing over its dispute with Apple, which is scheduled to begin on July 30. While Samsung’s 700 questions include detailed queries like “Do you think most companies with monopoly power would end up abusing their monopoly power in the marketplace?”; in contrast, Apple is taking the matter somewhat easier with just 49 questions, which reportedly include hard-hitters like “Would you like an ice cream cone?”

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